Bethenny Frankel will be deposed for a $2 million malpractice legal battle stemming from her divorce from Jason Hoppy.
The Real Housewives of New York star married pharmaceutical sales executive Jason Hoppy in March 2010, and gave birth to a daughter, Bryn, in May of that year. She separated from Hoppy just two years later. But the divorce was lengthy and even included a bitter custody battle. Frankel was also forced to pay Hoppy almost $12,000 a month in temporary spousal support while he lived in her apartment. The divorce was finalized almost four years later in 2016.
Here's what The Blast is reporting:
According to documents filed December 10 in the case filed by Frankel against NYC attorney Jamie Andrew Schreck, the reality star will be deposed by her ex-legal counsel before February 15. During the deposition, Frankel will have to answer questions under oath regarding the creation of a trust following her marriage to Hoppy, and also who allowed the terms of the trust to favor Hoppy when it came to divvying up the ex-couple’s assets.The lawsuit all started after Frankel purchased a $5 million NYC apartment in 2011 and retained Schreck to represent her in the sale. Frankel alleges that she wanted the property to be in her name, but Hoppy suggested they create a trust. During their divorce, the star realized the trust gave Hoppy 50% interest in the property and the right to occupy the residence without paying rent. She blamed Schreck for not acting in her best interest once realizing she gave up her sole rights to the home. The two have been battling it out in court since 2016.